Reel life: When cinema tackles true events 2014/01/07, Source,
Based on true stories, "The Attorney", left, and "Way Back Home", center, are currently screening nationwide. [JoongAng Ilbo]
At the start of this winter's big hit movie "The Attorney", there is a caption that reads: "This film is based on a true story, but please be informed that it is a work of fiction". "The Attorney" is loosely based on the infamous "Burim case", which took place in Busan in 1981, when the military government under Chun Doo-hwan rounded up more than 20 university students, teachers and workers who were members of a book club and falsely accused them of being Communists. The accused were detained and tortured in an effort to shore up support for the Chun regime, which had seized power just the year before,...More
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